NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

Leana Mayzlina is NTEN's newest team member. As the Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager, Leana will be organizing and supporting a network of individuals and organizations across the US and beyond, focused on developing or expanding digital inclusion programs. Learn about Leana's inspiration for working in digital inclusion and more!

A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference." NTEN took a few hours of work time to volunteer in our local communities.

You did it! You braved sleet and rain and even witnessed a snow day in Austin to take part in the 2015 NTC. While we didn’t get the gorgeous spring weather Austin is famous for, we laughed, we cried, we drank in almost as much coffee as we did knowledge during another record-setting NTC. 

This week is National Volunteer Week! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, notes, "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

From networking to ping pong, find out what it's like to attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) through the eyes of first-time attendee, Ravi Ponnapalli.

NTEN loves bringing the nonprofit technology Community together and always looks forward to the NTC as one of the highlights of our year. However, all the travel and festivities around a large event like this take a toll on the environment. While we do our best to cut down on the amount of paper and signage used and the amount of food wasted, there are lots of things beyond our control. That's why we are really excited to share that the 15NTC this March in Austin, Texas, NTEN had its first ever Carbon Emission Offsets Sponsor—Intacct

The 15NTC in Austin was a fantastic event for many reasons. One major reason was the amazing collective contributions our speakers made to the Community. We were pleased to have such a dynamic and diverse group of folks participating this year, a growing number of which were joining us at the NTC for the first time. While there are always lessons to be learned as we gather feedback—through evaluations, emails, and conversations with members of the Community (yup, we really do read them all)—we wanted to take a moment to share some of the highlights.

The 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference was a huge success and a whole lot of fun. Here's our report back to the community with feedback from conference evaluations and staff debriefs, including things that went well (WIN) and things we want to change for next year (FAIL).

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